Welcome to Mr. Elder's Website!

Mr. Elder is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and is the 2017 Montana Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Elder currently teaches 6th grade western hemisphere geography at C.R. Anderson Middle School in Helena, Montana.  Enjoy!

Mr. Elder's Travel Blog

When Mr. Elder goes to experience a new land outside of the USA, he generally records some of his experiences on his travel blog... check it out!

South America 2012

Mr. Elder traveled through South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru) for a few months in 2012. Follow his activities - what a learning opportunity!

Online Classroom Links

Our 6th Grade Geography Class uses a number of websites/tools to assist with our learning - here are some of the sites for easy access!

CRA Student International Experiences:

Belize & N. Guatemala (2017)

Costa Rica (2015 & 2013)

Every other year, C.R. Anderson Middle School has an international experience for 7th and 8th graders!

The first two trips went to Costa Rica. Mr. Elder plans on the 2017 trip to possibly go to Belize, including some Mayan ruins!

Professional Overview

Mr. Elder's Passions... teaching, fighting fire, and travel/photography!

Student Council

CRA's Student Council, Distict III information, as well as the Montana Association of Student Councils and a link the state convention!


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